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electronic warfare

Electronic Warfare (EW) encompasses radar-controlled weapon systems designed to detect, identify, and counter any signal within the RF Spectrum.

real-time hardware-in-loop (HIL) radar beam form simulation

NI Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA)

Features four large FPGAs with options for substantial analog and high-speed serial connectivity to address high-performance DSP applications. The ATCA platform provides the telecommunications and enterprise networking industries with a flexible, scalable, manageable, and highly reliable platform to meet the needs of the increasingly software-driven communications environment.

ATCA-36714x Virtex-7 XC7VX690Tup to 14,400 totalup to 5.6 GS/s


  • Bioinformatics
  • Digital Communications
  • MIMO
  • Signal Warfare
  • Computer Architecture
  • HD Video Imaging
  • Radar Applications
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Data Mining
  • High-speed Networking
  • Signal Intelligence
  • Wireless – 5G, 4G LTE


  • four Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGAs
    • 3600 DSP Slices per FPGA
  • 64GB total RAM
  • 10600Mbps throughput per Channel
  • 800Gbps Connectivity per FPGA

Create simulation vectors and download them to memory for playback; or perform analysis on captured data.

related products

Above setup (Note: the PXIe modules to the right are acting as DUT)

– 4×4 MIMO, combine four NI PXIe-5480 VST modules, each which provide up to
1GHz of Signal Generation and Acquisition Bandwidth.

– share Local Ocillators between each VST module for Phase Coherent Generation.

– digitally stream the four Bandwidths to the ATCA-3671 via the VST’s High-speed
Serial connector.

– the ATCA-3671 four Virtex FPGAs provide up to 14,400 DSP slices.

Simulate Radar Beam Form settings in Real-time for
– Gain, Phase, Angle, and Doppler Shift

Display real-time responses to changes in above settings

A similar setup can be used for Channel Emulation, Spectral Stitching, and MIMO Processing.

supported operating systems & programming languages

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Programming Languages